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CandidatePolitical PartyPollGraphPoll Details
DTerry McAuliffeDemocratic44%piePoll Date: 2013-10-18
RKen Cuccinelli^Republican37%Number Polled: 670
IRobert SarvisIndependent7%Margin of Error: 5%
-Undecided-13%Voter Type: Likely

  ^ = Incumbent Party (Current Governor Retiring)

McAuliffe Leading 44-37 in Virginia

 By: leip (I-NY) on 2013-10-26 @ 08:35:29

Question:
If the Virginia Gubernatorial election was held today, would you vote for Republican Ken Cuccinelli, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, or Libertarian Rob Sarvis?

McAuliffe 44.1%
Cuccinelli 36.9%
Don't Know 8.7%
Sarvis 6.9%
Refused 1.7%
Other Candidate 1.8%

About this Poll
The goal of this project is to provide important information about the views and preferences of Virginians concerning key political issues ahead of the election, and to help inform the public and candidates about the views and perceptions of citizens supporting each candidate.
This poll is unique in its focus on an extensive battery of issue questions. These issues were identified in conversation with faculty members and journalists from multiple institutions in Virginia and beyond. The goal was to include a wide range of important political issues. I hope that this can in some modest way steer conversation away from horse race coverage of campaigns and negative attack advertising toward a focus on the views and positions of the candidates.

This document reports results of the Old Dominion University Social Science Research Center Fall 2013 poll. The poll was conducted using a random digit dial landline and cell phone number sample of 670 likely voters with quotas by Congressional district. Results were weighted by phone use and by demographic characteristics (income, gender, and age). The margin of error for the survey was 5 percent.

Likely voters were identified using a two-part filter which asked whether individuals were registered to vote, and then asked how likely they were to vote in the upcoming election.

In addition to data collection by the SSRC, lead investigator Dr. Jesse Richman and his collaborators attempted to get all three gubernatorial campaigns to state their positions on the issues included in the poll for the record. When the campaigns demurred, Jesse collaborated with the Campus Election Engagement Project to research candidate stances on the issues covered by this poll. The candidate stances discussed below are based upon this research, and like all such inferences are potentially subject to error.

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